City and DOJ lawyers, police union want only compliance officer reporting to judge

The Oregonian, June 24, 2014

Three months ago, a federal judge made it clear that he wanted the city of Portland and U.S. Department of Justice officials to return to his court annually to update him on the progress of police reforms mandated as part of a negotiated settlement.

The city and police union balked, delaying the judge’s acceptance of the settlement.

Now, city lawyers, Justice Department attorneys and the Portland police union have submitted an alternative proposal.

READJoint Motion to Enter Settlement Agreement and Conditional Dismissal of Action 6-20-14 (PDF, 56KB)

They have suggested that a compliance officer/community liaison (COCL), still to be hired by the city, report to the judge each year instead. … Continue reading at